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February 06, 2019

Sixers make blockbuster trade with Clippers for Tobias Harris, others

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Tobias Harris is the newest Sixers' star.

UPDATE [1:30 p.m.] — The Sixers have made the trade official, announcing they've acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott from the Clippers in exchange for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, and a pair of future first-round picks.


FROM EARLIER...

The Sixers have made their splash, and will now have a starting 5 of players all averaging 17 points per game or more.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnaroski, Philadelphia has made a move to acquire Tobias Harris from the Clippers very early Wednesday morning. They also are bringing in bench pieces Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott.

First the bad: the Sixers are losing two first round picks in the deal, including the pick from Miami they acquired when they traded back to take Zhaire Smith in the draft. Philly also parts with late first round steal Landry Shamet, mini J.J. Redick, in the deal —  a budding fan favorite.

But the good, they will have one of the best starting line ups in all of basketball, have a legitimate back up big man in Marjonovic (and his 7-foot-10 wingspan) and a solid bench piece in Mike Scott, and look to be on the mend as youngsters Smith and Patton are starting to play ball. They also still have Markelle Fultz on the team — which could mean there is another deal to be made, or they are holding out hope he returns to the rotation.

Here's a look at their projected starters now:

 Points  Other stat
Ben Simmons 17.09.4 rpg, 8.0 apg 
J.J. Redick 18.38 3p attempts per gm 
Jimmy Butler 18.9 4.8 rpg
Tobias Harris 20.97.8 rpg, 49.6 fg % 
Joel Embiid 27.413.5 rpg 


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